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they are warning about. >> there is an advisory. we hit a patch of black ice. it throws you off balance but we were driving slow enough my photographer had both hands on the wheel and was able to recover quickly. it is out there. the c.h.p. advisory this morning is take it slow. slow down. terrorism -- drive carefully so if you hit a patch you can recover. >> let your foot off the accelerator and let your car slow down, the wheels will regain traction and you will have control of the car. >> the advisory this morning is for eastbound highway 24 headed to the caldecott tunnel in orinda around two of the exits in number four lane where you
could hit a patch of it. be aair. it is out there. it is very, very cold. good chance of more patches forming and the ones that are out there could be there for a while. keep it in mind. slow down. >> napa will be among the cold of the places this morning, with all 55 beds filled at the fairgrounds that will close its doors at 8:00 this only and will re-open at 5:00. in santa clara county, at least four deaths are attributed to the cold snap with officials warning that the homeless are facing life threatening weather. >> the winter weather across the country will make it hard on commuters and air travelers. >> the mix of snow and ice creating pileup after pileup.
and near milwaukee a 30 car crash shut down interstate i-94. >> it was bad. >> white out conditions snagging drivers in pennsylvania where a 50-car wreck outside philadelphia killed a man. near new york city, 20 cars, the collision created a pile of destruction. slippery streets from wisconsin to virginia and all way into new england will make this morning's commute a mess. >> we want to make sure we have a lot of salt so the morning rush hour will be smooth for work and school. >> the storm pushing up the ice coast has been causing havoc for days. football fans in philadelphia were coated in sleet with so much ice on this building in texas that it was falling off in sheets. in tennessee ice coated trees snapped off and some took down power lines. >> they are pretty. it is amazing ice can weigh this much.
>> the ice also weighing on planes with airplane grounding more than 2,700 flights on sunday and a thousand canceled today. >> close to starting to begin frustrated. >> frustration will ease with warming temperatures in the south but that dope trees is now moving east. >> this have been a handful of cancellations at sfo and san jose and oakland international because of the weather and there were one to two hour delays from the east coast last night. our meteorologist is tracking the flight delays and matt will be at sfo at the top of the hour. you can stay on to which the cold weather with the weather app with severe weather alerts and track live doppler 7 hd. >> napa firefighters looking to the cause of a kitchen fire that damaged a home last night. the photos were posted on the
napa valley patch, firefighters say no one was home when the house at summer field drive caught fire around 9:00 last night. the flames started in the kitchen and spread. homes nearly were threatened. crews stopped the flames from spreading.: in san francisco there was a huge fallen tree that blocked all three lanes we for several hours last night and the tree damaged a pickup truck right there. >> a man suspected of killing another man over a play station four is due in court. san francisco police believe that the 21-year-old ronnie collins shot can killed 22 -year-old while trying to steal the console. collins answered the ad on instagram to sell the system. >> a judge can determine if the
school shooter is ready to stand trial. he was evaluated in june. the judge said he was not competent to stand trial. the 43-year-old was committed to napa state hospital in january. goh is accused of murdering seven people in oakland in april of last year at university. >> the sonoma county sheriff deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old santa rosa boy will return to work. according to the santa rosa press democrat, 48-year-old deputy goal -- will be assigned desk duty until they decide whether to apply more charges. the bb gun looked like an assault rifle. >> vallejo police hope tips will lead to the person who shot a man in front of an elementary school. police found the man lying in the middle of the treat yesterday afternoon. paramedics rushed him to the hospital where he underwent surgery for life-threat being
wounds. witnesses say two people were arguing near the entrance of the school before the shooting. there was a blood trail to a playground behind 9 school building but officers found no other victims. >> rebound is leaving the house for south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela and crowds of people condition to gather outside his home since news of the foam antiapartheid leaders tough death broke. president and mrs. obama will attend the new jersey memorial service along with former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and majority. it will be held at the stadium where mandela made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup and will lie in state if three days in the capital before he is finally laid to rest after a state funeral next sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condoleents for nelson mandela's family be available starting today at the san francisco city hall if people to sign. a memorial book will be
available at the memorial park in san mateo county and champion of the chimes locations in oakland and hayward. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until the end of the month planning to send the books to nelson mandela's family in south africa. >> we are learning of the veteran held captive in north korea if a if -- for a month. the 85-year-old is at a local home. he came back to the united statessen saturday was kept in a comfortable hotel room, not a cell, and well fed, eating traditional korean food and said that is not my english when asked about the apology he read from negligent korea more than a week ago. when asked if he wrote travel ablood again he said his wife is now in control of his passport. >> cold weather has been in control of bay area but we will see if it is loosening its grips. >> it is starting to but we will
have probably have another freeze tone with the areas in light blue and hard freeze in this area here. at 10:00 tonight through 9:00 tomorrow morning we will have more hard freezes. today, we will break it down: temperatures are in the mid-20's to mid-30's at 7:00, and we will hang out in the mid-40's at noon and top out in the mid-40's to around 50 at 4:00 and by 7:00 we are become near freezing temperatures already away from the bay. as we move forward we will feel a slight watching and a light moderation of temperatures and well have low-to-mid 50's and wednesday a freeze less likely, still possible, mid-to-upper 50's and we will be in the mid-to-upper 50's on thursday. so, temperatures are getting closer to average by then. now the traffic.
leyla gulen? >> we have a sig-alert in oakland, we have a high wind advisory for the martinez bridge and we have reports of black ice and amy hollyfield and her photographer hit a patch of blacks -- black ice. the 5th avenue off-ramp will be shut down for another two hours due to a big rig that hit the big yellow barrels causing quite the mess. we have a sweeper, and all lanes, now, are open. avoid the fifth avenue off-ramp and use oakland street instead. here is where we have the black ice reports, westbound and eastbound highway 24 there is a treacherous drive coming from walnut creek or headed to the caldecott tunnel eastbound, be
covering benicia, san ramon and san mateo and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> afternoon, at 4:42. on this monday from our camera, look at san francisco, and beyond, this is the coldest morning of the cold snap for san francisco. but meteorologist, mike nicco, will tell you your temperatures just ahead. if you have interesting cold snap pictures send us your photos at email@example.com.
>> emergency medical team from stanford back in the bay area after spending two weeks in the philippines. family and friends were at sfo yesterday to welcome them home. nine doctors and nurses treated the victims of typhoon haiyan and spoke abut the people they cared for after they landed. >> they feel good. our presence makes them feel good. they are very grateful for that. i'm glad we were this. >> the big thing we saw were the philippine people engaged in recovery and massive progress being made. >> the stanford team says this is a lot work to be continue to get local health services back up and running the. >> new details a month after typhoon haiyan devastated the fill means and the toll has taken a sudden jump. the disaster management office increased the official count by 228 bodies. now the number is before 5,900.
nearly 1,800 more are missing. the u.n. is investigating reports that some remote parts of the philippines have yet to receive any relief money. the storm hit a large section of the central philippine november 8. >> thousands pay tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker at the site where he died in a fiery car crash. fans and mourners add items to an already large memorial north of los angeles. local car clubs organized the gathering by social media sheriff estimated 5,000 people showed up including "fast and furious" actor rick hume. >> we can celebrate his life. >> good to see people coming together for the purpose of praying for the friends and family. >> some paid tribute by travel across the crash site in their
own sports car. >> "like" button from facebook can have a "sympathize" bullet top to friends can show their support the veterans liked the idea introduced recently, with the idea allowing useers to knowledge sadness and loss without "liking" them. what did you thing of the idea? go to our facebook page and share your thoughts about this new button. >> the 49ers new home in santa clara has attracted another big event, you can see works coming along at levi stadium. tomorrow the 49ers will announce wrestlemania 31 comes to levi stadium in 2015, the flag ship event we at wwe, and will host the super bowl in 2015. >> stand for is headed back to pasadena to play in the rose bell on new year's. the cardinals earned the second
straight trip to pasadena by defeating arizona state in the pac 12 champion game 38-14, the 5th ranked stanford team faces 4th ranked michigan state who upset ohio state for the big ten title. stanford made the first rose bowl appearance in 40 years last john holding off wisconsin for the win. >> batkid traded in his cape for a 49ers jersey enjoying the victory over seattle from the sidelines. he captured hearts around the world when he spent a day fighting crime long side san francisco police. make-a-wish foundation made the big day possible for miles who is a cancer survivor helped strength, no doubt, to the 49ers. >> a good luck charm for the 49ers yesterday. >> we saw football weather back east. snow on the ground. frozen tundra. >> did they have special cleats?
>> they can put longer cleats on, the longer spites. they are regulated though. >> live doppler 7 hd shows the lack radar runs and the lack of moisture with no clouds which is why it is so chilly. be ready to scrape ice again and keep the pets in as look use can. beautiful picture from the exploritorium camera and what will happen through the forecast cycle. the sunny but a "spare the air" day with poor air quality likely in the north bay. we could have a "spare the air" day tomorrow, wednesday, and even on thursday. freezing cold for most of us tonight, everyone but san francisco and slowly building warmth the next couple of days.
starting in the south by we still have upper 40's and in milpitas and santa clara and sunnyvale at 49 and everyone else is around 50 to 51 and san jose is at 50. on the if lanes we have 50 to 51 until millbrae is coolest at 49 and half moon bay and pacifica, daly city, sunset, right around 48 or 49 and we will touch 50 for a high beforely in downtown and south san francisco and when you have the highs around 50 or 51 it will be in the mid-to-upper 40's and sausalito, bodega bay is the cool spot mid-to-upper 40's and along the east bay shore, 48 in hercules, 49 in richmond and newark and union city and fremont and everyone else around 50 to 51 and the east bay valley we will be coolest at 46 at brentwood and 49 in walnut creek for the warm spot. >> tonight, san francisco is at 48, oakland is at 33 san mateo
is 36, and everyone else is 32 degrees or below with coolest temperatures in the north bay. the seven-day forecast shows low-to-mid 50's and purpose 50's on wednesday, thursday, friday, and a 60 could pop out on saturday and, especially, on sunday. this weekend is nut so cool as the past weekend. have a great morning. >> that is a heat wave! >> this is video shot earlier from oakland, northbound 880, a big rig slammed interest a bunch of barrels on the freeway and that caused quite a mess with a lot of debris on the freeway but it looks like all lanes are open and they are trying to mop things up at 5th avenue and what we have, though, is a sig-alert in place the next two hours where 5th avenue the off ramp will be shut down and you are going to want do use oak street, steady. in san jose, we have this
accident, a car veered off 9 freeway and into a ditch or pond of some sort, southbound along highway 17, to southbound 85 and as we look at our drive time traffic clear over the a pass, westbound, from tracy to dublin, highway 4 and 101 headed through marin, that is a good drive, we have black ice reported, very cold temperatures still this morning as mike has been telling us, but, along, westbound and eastbound highway 24 watch out for the black ice. >> a new report issued by a coalition of antismoking groups says that states were shortchanged for smoking-related health care costs. today's report is timed to mark the 15th anniversary of a landmark settlement by four big tobacco companies with california and 45 other states and states are missing a gold be opportunity to reduce tobacco-related health care costs.
states can save $5 on tobacco-remitted medical costs for each dollar spent. california is 33rd in the nation in the amount they spend on smoking prevention programs. >> princeton is administering the first dose of a vaccine against meningitis. students have suffered an outbreak of the meningitis since march 7 when the students have come down with potentially life-threatening infection and 6,000 doses of the new european second seen are being provided by a special f.d.a. permit. this is unusual because the vaccine has not been approved for general use in the united states. >> 4:41. growing support that millions of americans are getting backing by fortune 500. >> a bad rating and what a study is saying about
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mike? >> the general sense of well being is to dress warmly. we have heart freeze warnings if california and mendocino and lake through the value stream headed into the high desert and toward las vegas until 8:00 and 9:00. you can see the high pressure dominating the entire state, top-to-bottom with no radar returns and no clouds the sunshine yields highs of only 26 in tahoe and 38 in yosemite. 54 in monterey and cutting to the south, 2357 in palm springs and low-to-mid 60's los angeles in san diego. >> we have the sig-alert northbound 880 at 5th avenue and in san jose this accident c.h.p. now is headed to the scene southbound along highway 17 a car veered east connection from southbound highway 17 to southbound 85 and it doesn't look to be impacting traffic at the moment with 680 southbound from walnut creek to dublin at 15 minutes and 101 southbound
from santa rosa to san francisco is 50 minutes and through the santa cruz mountains highway 17 northbound into los gatos 24 minutes and outside, san mateo bridge coming from hair to foster city you can see all traffic there is moving smoothly as you make it to the peninsula. kristen and eric? >> thank you, it is 4:2356. the country's biggest gay rights group issued a report card on corps america support for gay and transgender workers. the human rights campaign says two thirds of for tune 500 companies and 90 percent of the large employers surveyed offer health insurance and other spousal benefits to same-sex couples including wendy's wal-mart and hormel coming six months after the supreme court struck down the federal defense of marriage act. >> the new report says peg 13 movies are as violent as those movies rating "r." movies were analyzed for violence, sex, alcohol and
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good monday morning. it is chilly at 5:00. thanks for joining us. >> how chilly is it? that is not the start to a joke. mike? >> are you on match game or something? >> sorry. that is dating. we have a freeze warning for all of the bay area but for san francisco, and sacramento has a hard freeze warning with temperatures below 27 for several hours. we will have temperatures sub-freezing through 9:00 through the entire commute which will be chilly. from the tower you can see the air is clear. unfortunately, it is stagnant. that means with below average temperatures we will have poor air quality and the possibility of it especially in the north bay so it is a "spare the air" day. poor air